Saturday, October 1, 2011

CADB Christmas Blog Hop! All Creatures Great & Small

Welcome to the Card A Day Blog Christmas Blog Hop - Day 1!
 If you're here from Tina's blog, you're heading in the right direction.  If you're starting here, well there's a whole list of fabulous blogs at the end of this post to go visit when you're done here.

Sharing a Christmas card with you today that has a lovely folk art feel to it.  I'm also sharing some blog candy, so be sure to check that out, too!  (Details at the end of this post).

The Details:
  • The card base is Papertrey Ink Ripe Avocado.  I stamped the border along the bottom in Versamark and "Merry Christmas" in Coffee Archival Ink.
  • The pattern papers are from My Mind's Eye.  I used Sunflower decorative scissors on the top and bottom of the diamond-ish pattern paper.

  • The tree and creatures were also stamped in Coffee Archival ink and then accented with Glossy Accents and Crystal and Xmas Red Stickles.  I cut around the image, distressed the edges with the Tim Holtz paper distresser and tinted them with Old Paper Distress Ink.  This center piece is adhered using foam tape for dimension.
  • The final touches are ivory seam binding, a button, and some Papertrey Ink rustic button twine.

And now for...THE CANDY!!
How to win:  It's easy!  Just be a follower of Paper Squirrel and leave a comment below.  Since the hop is for two days, you may leave one comment each day, so if you come back tomorrow, you'll double your chances to win!  Plus, you'll see a whole new Christmas card idea.

The Hop:
Thanks for stopping by...the link list below will help you on your way.  If you didn't start from Card A Day Blog, then you'll want to continue from the top of the list with Karen's blog.  Also, don't forget to enter the CADB Christmas Blog Hop Challenge for a chance at even MORE prizes.  Each of the designers will be choosing something special and adding it to the grand prize package.

Happy Hopping and see you back again tomorrow!

Karin Adamczyk from ScrapperCreations
Adele Robbetze from nogardscreativecave
Christine Patton from Creative Genie-ous
Cindy Foster from Cindy's Creations
Cindy Pointe from The Creative Pointe
Janet White from Stamping At The White House
Kelly George from Sassy Scrapper Studio
Michelle Hessler from Paperthreads
Patricia Logan from MDN Creates
Shelley Bordeleau from Gardens Crafts 'n' More
Tina Campbell from Tina's Scrap Corner
You are Here!  Vicki Schram from Paper Squirrel

Back to Card a Day Blog to see who won the challenge.

: PTI cardstock ‘Ripe Avocado’; My Mind’s Eye The Merry Days of Christmas ‘All Aglow’
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo; SU! ‘Many Merry Messages’
Inks: Archival Ink ‘Coffee’; DI ‘Old Paper’; Versamark
Embellishments: Glossy Accents; Stickles ‘Xmas Red’, ‘Crystal’; Hug Snug seam binding ‘Ivory’; button; PTI rustic button twine

Tools: foam tape; Fiskars scissors ‘Sunflower’; foam ink blending tool


  1. Just lovely! Thanks for the chance to win the candy.

  2. thank you for the chance to win this lovely Christmas stamp set!

  3. Very elegant card, Vicki! Love what you did with your focal image. Really pretty.

  4. Beautiful card I am a new follower. TFS

  5. What a pretty card. I'll have to get my decorative scissors out and start playing that was a great idea. Love the stamp you used, too.

  6. Beautiful card, Vicki. Love the stamping you did and the highlights with the Glossy accents and stickles really make it pop.

  7. Hi, I have been following for a few weeks now, love your cards! Have only just started making cards and stamping so would LOVE to win the candy! Thank you for the opportunity.

  8. Your card is incredibly gorgeous. I love the effect you achieved with the Glossy Accents. I'm a new follower.


  9. I like the delicate!
    Have a beautiful day!...

  10. Very out of the ordinary card. I like it.

  11. Wonderful Holiday card- love your creativity!

  12. I'm already a follower. Great card and prize!

  13. I absolutely adore this tree and creature stamp. The entire card with the colors, embellishments and the stamps work so well. Now I am a follower,

  14. Great xmas card - I love that stamp!!

  15. I love your card, it's so beautiful, thanks for sharing. or
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  16. This is a very pretty card!!!